The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Research Cluster studies the inter-relationships between those three domains, especially in the context of Asia. STS is a research program which began in the late 1960s, and is now conducted at more than a hundred institutions around the world. NUS has one of the largest concentrations of faculty in Asia researching STS themes, and working on both global and regional scales. Some of our strengths lie in the history and philosophy of science & technology, interactive & digital media studies, the social and cultural study of biotechnology and biomedicine, and urban technologies, although we are not restricted to these interests.
As the newest cluster in ARI (August, 2009) we are presently the smallest, but work closely with the existing, larger STS Research Cluster in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS).
Asia Research Institute, Department of History & Tembusu College